Books Acquired Recently

Hernández, Bernadine M., and Karen R. Roybal, eds. Transnational Chicanx Perspectives on Ana Castillo. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2021. I have a chapter in this book, “Queering Space in Ana Castillo’s Give It to Me.” My author’s copy arrived today. Rod, Dena. Scattered Arils. Hamilton, OH: Milk & Cake Press, 2021. I saw aContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently

Delany, Samuel R. Shoat Rumblin: His Sensations and Ideas. N.p.: Samuel R. Delany, 2020. I just found out about this weighty (539 pages) self-published novel that came out last year, and bought it right away. Delany has had so many difficulties with keeping his books in print throughout his career that it makes sense toContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently: AWP Edition

All of the books I ordered at the AWP virtual bookfair last month have finally arrived! They are books that are either by authors who I saw speak and enjoyed, or that various speakers recommended, or that I saw discussed or advertised on Twitter via the conference’s hashtag. All but Corral’s are somewhere along theContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: AWP Edition”

Books Acquired Recently: All Queer Edition

Two books that I’ve been eagerly anticipating, Melissa Broder’s new novel (her previous novel, The Pisces, is one of the most amazing novels I’ve ever read) and R.O. Kwon and Garth Greenwell’s anthology of kinky short stories, came out this week, and my copies have arrived. I also recently ordered Carley Moore’s YA novel becauseContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: All Queer Edition”

Writing Activity, January 2021

When I was on sabbatical in the first half of 2020 (which feels like “a million centuries ago,” to borrow a phrase from Colonel Kurtz in Apocalypse Now, an apt title for our present times), I kept a monthly list of what I accomplished. In the new year, I’ve decided to do something similar withContinue reading “Writing Activity, January 2021”

Books Acquired Recently: Desk Copy Edition

The new semester starts on Monday. Here are the books I have received as desk copies. For Written Communication II: Aciman, André, ed. The Best American Essays 2020. Boston: Mariner Books, 2020. Graff, Gerald, Cathy Birkenstein, and Russel Durst. They Say, I Say with Readings. 4th ed. New York: W.W. Norton, 2018. For Introduction toContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Desk Copy Edition”

Books Acquired Recently: Post-Holiday Edition Part IV

As I’ve said in my last three posts, I ordered a bunch of books with some holiday cash that I received. The last two of these books have finally arrived! Febos, Melissa. Whip Smart: The True Story of a Secret Life. New York: Thomas Dunne Books, 2010. Peters, Torrey. Detransition, Baby. New York: One World,Continue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Post-Holiday Edition Part IV”

Books Acquired Recently: Post-Holiday Edition

I ordered a bunch of books with some holiday cash that I received, and they have begun to arrive. Bronski, Michael. A Queer History of the United States. Boston: Beacon Press, 2011. Crispin, Jessa. The Dead Ladies Project: Exiles, Expats, and Ex-Countries. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015. Febos, Melissa. Abandon Me: Memoirs. 2017. NewContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Post-Holiday Edition”

Books Acquired Recently: Holiday Gift Edition

I received a number of books as holiday gifts. They encompass many of my usual interests: queerness, Latinidad, poetry (especially haiku), tarot, and memoir. I’m glad I still have a month of break left in which to read them! Christmas, Jillian. The Gospel of Breaking. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press, 2020. Epstein, Robert. Pandemic Haiku: LivingContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Holiday Gift Edition”

Books Acquired Recently

Serano, Julia. 99 Erics: A Kat Cataclysm Faux Novel. Oakland: Switch Hitter Press, 2020. I enjoy Serano’s nonfiction and decided to buy her new novel about a bisexual protagonist when I heard about it on social media. I was able to order a signed copy directly from her website. Vatsyayana. Kama Sutra. Translated by A.N.D.Continue reading “Books Acquired Recently”